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by Miss Jojo
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Digging and crooning
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Digging and crooning

Hi Christina.... My Bluey behaves just like your Liebchen and unfortunately I have not been able to minimise the behaviour. I cant even get her to step up because as soon as my hand is near her she begins 'crooning'. I tried not letting her out of her cage unless she stepped up onto my hand but stil...
by Miss Jojo
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: online australian toys?
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: online australian toys?

Pet Rescue appear to have a large range of foraging toys though I dont know how their prices compare

http://www.parrotrescuecentre.com/ubg/s ... .php?cat=9
by Miss Jojo
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: foraging
Replies: 25
Views: 6077

Re: foraging

Reading this post has really got me thinking about what I provide for my Bluey...so the thinking cap is on! In the meantime I made an origami water bomb out of plan white paper today and popped a few sunflower seeds and cereal flakes inside. WHAT A HIT! At first Bluey just picked it up and threw it ...
by Miss Jojo
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

Thanks Ellie.

Like you I can't imagine stepping back.....we have come to accept her choice and if my hubby and daughter really want to engage more they will just have to put more effort in. To be honest they are rather hit and miss with their attempts as they fear being bitten.

Jo
by Miss Jojo
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP NEEDED - IRN rules the roost
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: HELP NEEDED - IRN rules the roost

Miss Jojo, did it take Bluey long to get over having her wings clipped? With her wings clipped Bluey did become somewhat introverted and liked the security of her cage, both in it and on it. She has always been very affectionate with me but has stayed close to her cage, exploring the floor only for...
by Miss Jojo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: HELP NEEDED - IRN rules the roost
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: HELP NEEDED - IRN rules the roost

Hi Sarahrahrah,

I have just read your post and thought it sounded very similiar to my experiences with Bluey.
If you read my post Hooley Dooley! What a tantrum the advice might help.
It sure helped Bluey and I :)

Jo
by Miss Jojo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

It's been a while since I last posted so thought I would update :) Clipping Bluey's wings has certainly been a posititve experience for all of us. The 'Diva" certainly was tamed! As she is currently moulting and flight feathers are growing back in I will wait to see if there are any recurrences of h...
by Miss Jojo
Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Question about wing trimming and taming
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Question about wing trimming and taming

I was toying with the idea of letting her stay fully flighted... but we have high ceilings and Janey takes to sitting on the ceiling fans (we never put them on when the birds are out) and chewing the wires and it is impossible for us to get her down without a ladder.... so we trim then partly for h...
by Miss Jojo
Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: Composting?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Composting?

Chicken poo is a VERY popular fertilizer so I dont see it being an issue at all.
by Miss Jojo
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

This is typical female behavior. All my females do this that are tame. Is she tilting her head back, pinning her eyes, wings slightly open, and clucking? If yes, this is quite normal and not submissive behavior but her way of showing her appreciation for you. When they are in this state they someti...
by Miss Jojo
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

My baby has not been the same since her wing clip :( The Diva has not just been tamed but seems to have been shocked into submission!!! The wing clip did obviously stop the attacks but now she is reluctant to come out of her cage. When I open her cage she becomes very submissive and appears scared ....
by Miss Jojo
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: IRN Lounge
Topic: facebook
Replies: 23
Views: 3311

Re: facebook

Me too - Jo Caller
by Miss Jojo
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

Well it's been a week since Bluey's wing clip and she has certainly calmed down. To be honest I dont think she really doesnt know what to do with herself now that she cant cause havoc and get into mischief!!! :)
by Miss Jojo
Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

Step 1 complete! This morning I gave Bluey a wing clip, (I have had lots of practice clipping the wings of my cockatiels ) , and was surprised at how well she handled it! I anticipated lots of screaming and biting but thankfully she was pretty calm :) I was a little worried she would take her anger ...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

Thank you Bec and Imran-C for your advice! It sure makes good sense :) I am not certain that Bluey is female but from all that I have read on this forum and many of her behaviours I would be surprised to find out otherwise. After last weekends performance with the cereal box, I removed it and all ot...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

Thanks for your suggestions Bec :) I'm thinking that I may just have to clip her wings if she doesnt settle but that will be a last resort. Last time I put a box in her cage she went crazy when we let her out for exercise...if anyone went near her cage she was onto them and would throw herself into ...
by Miss Jojo
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

I want my calm baby back!!! I have had to hide EVERY cardboard box or Bluey just goes crazy! We keep her popcorn in a clear jar on the bench and now if we approach it she attacks! I, her chosen loved one, am now sporting some impressive bite marks from her airborne attacks! Something she has NEVER d...
by Miss Jojo
Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

Hi Bec I dont really know how old Bluey is, I have had her for the past 6 months but she was rescued from the wild by a friend about 10 months ago. So I guess she would be somewhere around 16 mths or older. She has developed a VERY strong attachment to me...I can do just about anything with her but ...
by Miss Jojo
Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Hooley Dooley!! What a tantrum!!!!!!

Over the past couple of days I have noticed a change in Bluey's behaviour. My normally inquisitive, affectionate IRN has become.... Destructo Bird!!!! While she is still happy to come to me for a quick snuggle and kiss she then goes on a rampage attacking every box in sight and throwing anything she...
by Miss Jojo
Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: YOUR FIDS FAVOURITE TREAT
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: YOUR FIDS FAVOURITE TREAT

My Bluey really loves popcorn and cooked oats (porridge), especially the sweet milk that goes with it :)
by Miss Jojo
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: New ringneck, completely untame
Replies: 14
Views: 2228

Re: New ringneck, completely untame

Time, patience and kind words! Time ~ Allow your bird to settle into it's new home and get to know it's new flock. Patience ~ All creatures are different. Patience and loving perserverence always wins out! Kind Words ~ Always talk to your bird with a soothing, calm voice. Do this regularly throughou...
by Miss Jojo
Tue May 04, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Obsessive Behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Obsessive Behaviour

Sorry I should have explained myself better!!! Bluey was a rescue bird...she was caught by a friend after she had been visiting my friends backyard for about 6 weeks...they kept her for 6 months before offering her to us. So we are really unsure of her age, but know that she is obviously more than 1...
by Miss Jojo
Mon May 03, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is this typical behaviour?
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Is this typical behaviour?

Hi Lags, Watched your video, very cute!!!and my gorgeous IRN does the same EVERY time I pat her!! She approaches me and displays like this!! I've read soo many people commenting on other sites that this is wrong and that they are being sexually stimulated but what is one to do? My Bluey just loves t...
by Miss Jojo
Mon May 03, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Obsessive Behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Obsessive Behaviour

Hi Smallworld and thank you for your reply. We certainly have tried a number of things.......Bluey's cage is situated within the hub of our home and she can certainly see when I leave and re enter the room. Saying goodbye is something I dont do as it is still fairly dark when I leave for work but it...
by Miss Jojo
Sat May 01, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Anyone have a swooper?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Anyone have a swooper?

I also made them my special birdy muffins
Hi Lauren, I was wondering if you would share your muffin recipe? I think my Bluey is getting a little tired of popcorn treats :D
by Miss Jojo
Sat May 01, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Obsessive Behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Obsessive Behaviour

I know that birds can often form strong bonds with one particular member of the family but I am concerned that our Bluey has developed an unhealthy bond to me. When he/she is allowed out of the cage I am the sole focus of attention....she flies straight onto my head and then makes her way down to be...
by Miss Jojo
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: This ringneck just walked into our lives.
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: This ringneck just walked into our lives.

Try using popcorn...it works EVERY time for me
by Miss Jojo
Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: wholemeal bread
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: wholemeal bread

How right you are Bec!!!!

The balance of power has certainly shifted in this houshold in the past few months :D :D :D :D
by Miss Jojo
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: HE LOVES PLAIN ICE CREAM CONES!!! =) Random..
Replies: 23
Views: 2325

Re: HE LOVES PLAIN ICE CREAM CONES!!! =) Random..

Hi Everyone, I am constantly amazed at Bluey's responses to food! It doesnt matter what it is she just wants to try it and will badger you until she does! We have learnt to make sure she is in her cage when we eat. Her favourite treat is popcorn...she will do anything for it, so it is often used to ...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: IRN Diet & Housing
Topic: wholemeal bread
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: wholemeal bread

i feed mt two irn the corners of the crust off my toast, and they insist on having peanut butter on it too! they get very cranky if they don't get their toast when we have our brekky, and even crankier if it doesn't have peanut butter! They make me laugh so much! Hi Lags...my Bluey is also a lover ...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photos of Bluey
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Photos of Bluey

Thanks pinkdevil :) We think she is rather gorgeous too! especially when she doesn't bite ;)
by Miss Jojo
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photos of Bluey
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Photos of Bluey

Hi, I have finally worked out how to upload photos :) and thought I might share them with you, although I am lucky to have these shots at all as Bluey detests the camera! I had to keep my distance and endure her screaming to get these! We have had Bluey for 2 months now and are all feeling more comf...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photos of Bluey
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Photos of Bluey

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by Miss Jojo
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: IRN Photo Forum
Topic: Photos of Bluey
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Photos of Bluey

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by Miss Jojo
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is my bird a little manic?
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Is my bird a little manic?

Many thanks for your reassurances! and yes I'm learning that they are indeed very quirky :lol:
by Miss Jojo
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Is my bird a little manic?
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Is my bird a little manic?

Sometimes when Bluey is given food she holds it up to her face and appears to be seriously checking it out. She waves it back and forth beside her face, makes a kind of growly sound or she just stares at it with pinned eyes and then attacks her toes! After awhile she will either start eating it or t...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from Blueys mum, Jo
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Hi from Blueys mum, Jo

Hi pinkdevil, Yep you are right ....we live in Sydney! It's great to know that Bluey appears to be settling in well ......and as for the food!....any pack that rattles or movement in the kitchen has her heading straight in to take a peek or should I say PICK ! We have quickly learnt that if we actua...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: IRNs Behavior & Taming
Topic: Understanding IRN behaviours and body language
Replies: 2
Views: 3014

Understanding IRN behaviours and body language

Hi my name is Jo and I am new to the world of IRN's. Although not afraid I am very wary of my bird and I am keen to understand what my Bluey may be trying to tell me. I have tried searching the site but cant find what I'm looking for...so here goes... History - we adopted Bluey 3 weeks ago...she was...
by Miss Jojo
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi from Blueys mum, Jo
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Hi from Blueys mum, Jo

Owning an IRN is a new experience for my family... We recently agreed to adopt a beautiful blue bird named Bluey (very original I know but you've got to love kids!) of unknown age or sex, (so as there is no visible ring we have decided it's a 'she') Bluey had been loose in the wild and visiting a fr...